Tag Archives: Costessey

Green Hills and Vales

April 22nd. The day arrives for our annual return to our childhood home, to the woods where I played Robin Hood and Sir Ivanhoe, where I learned the names of wild flowers. And from the woods a walk along Marriotts … Continue reading

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In Time for Lunch

It wasn’t that the walk that morning had been long and arduous. It wasn’t that we melted beneath a fierce summer sun. But we had been out since 7:00 am (to catch the bus into Norwich) and walking since 7:40. … Continue reading

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A Square Round Well

My submission for the #2019picoftheweek challenge title: All’s Well For details of #2019picoftheweek challenge see MariaAntonia This magnificent well sits beside the main Norwich to Dereham road, at the corner of Longwater Lane in Costessey. Despite misinformation to the contrary, … Continue reading

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Autumn in the Wensum Valley

A fortnight back I took a walk in the Wensum Valley—Taverham to Ringland and back to Taverham, via the flooded gravel-workings of Costessey Pits. Alas, as I got off the bus the heavens opened and, apart from a brief spell, … Continue reading

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Norfolk Hills

For the last two walks I’ve been on my own. This week my daughter was joining me. It was those magic words, trees, hills. As we made our way to the bus stop we discussed which end of the route … Continue reading

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Marriott Way

(See Mixed Blessings Of A Winter Bug for why this short—6 miles—walk was for me momentous and groundbreaking—wave the flags, yippee, yeah!) Monday 8th September: Donned trainers, packed by backpack—with a ‘ball-into-nothing type waterproof jacket (despite weather forecast predicted sunny all … Continue reading

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